The ALS Association

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Don Casey

Professional Position: High School, College and Professional Basketball Coach
Company: NCAA and NBA
Location: San Diego, CA

Coach Don Casey has had an outstanding career beginning at Bishop Eustace High School where, at 21, he was the nation’s youngest head coach.  From there he moved to his alma mater to Temple University before taking his talent to the professional basketball arena first with the Chicago Bulls, then to the LA Clippers, Boston Celtics and finally as head coach for the NY Nets.

After retiring from the NBA in 2000, he became Vice Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.  He was also Vice President of the NBA Coaches Association, and most recently worked with Team USA to help prepare them for the 2008 Olympics.

Casey’s mother died for of ALS in 1969, and he has been committed to the cause ever since, having served on the boards of both the New York Chapter and the San Diego Chapter.

Coach Casey is an author of The Temple of Zones, and now works with international coach and NBA scout Hernando Planells on a blog ( and conducts coaching clinics and camps around the world.

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